My Verse

Isaiah 43:1

"But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Isreal, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!"

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Pure In Heart Award

It is always an honor and a blessing when someone gives you a gift! Today I was blessed to receive this!

I try to be honest, and keep my focus on God. It is truely because of Him that I write. My prayer is that He receive all glory in my life, and in this blog.
And what good is a gift if it is not shared? So here are some more blogs that I find to be Pure In Heart.
1)A Work In Progress... - I have been following Catrina for sometime, and I have been blessed by her fiction writing, her word filled wednesday, and even her "about me" bio. I am blessed that she can take any situation and bring it back to giving God glory.
2)Christian Depression Help - Peter's blog offers advice and a christian's perspective of dealing with a real disease. I have been touched by his personal stories, poetry, and even the comments. He is doing something that I believe takes amazing faith and courage. Not everyone open their hearts in such a way, and that is why I am giving this award.
3) as I know it... - While I have never met Suzy in person, I have been blessed to get to know her through this blog. Seeing her struggles and victories, sadness and joy, pain and healing displayed in this straight from the heart blog, is the reason that I am giving her the Pure In Heart award.
4)lifeingrace - This is one of those "stumbled on" blogs. And I mostly was drawn by her decision to leave the workforce and stay home to teach her children. I recently made this same decision, and it has given me some encouragement to see her posts about it. Especially the one about turning her garage into a classroom! I was really inspired! I look forward to more posts from her!
5)Transforming Traci - While this is still a fairly new blog, I expect many great things from it. Already, Traci has been completely open about her struggles both physically and spiritually. And that is why I am giving her this award.
I want to say thanks to Reeve over at A Poured Out Life, for giving me this wonderful gift.
James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
God used you to give me this wonderful gift, thank you!


Peter Stone said...

Hey Melinda
Thanks so much for thinking of me :)

I love the way God leads each of us to friends who can encourage, inspire and comfort us.

God bless.

Melinda said...

I have been blessed by your blogs, and I thank God for leading to it.

Suz said...

Hey Melinda! Thank you so much! I just read that I got this gift! I have had to catch up a bit recently. I've just started to blog again. It will be great to meet you... someday. I'll have to come with Traci sometime! You're a blessing! Love.S